Probate is a legal, court-supervised process wherein the estate of the decedent is administered and distributed. Because of the court-supervised nature of probate, the process typically takes several months and sometimes several years. Additionally, probate can be costly and results in public disclosure of your estate. Consequently, seeking the assistance of an experienced attorney can help you mitigate, and in some cases, completely avoid these problems.
The traditional method of avoiding probate is through the creation of a trust. The attorneys at BTJD have extensive experience creating revocable and irrevocable trusts to help you avoid probate and achieve your financial goals. Additionally, we help clients re-title assets and have the proper death beneficiary designations to avoid probate. Throughout this process, our attorneys clearly explain your options and help you select the best strategy to meet your goals.